Training & Education

Individuals at UCI engaged in human subjects research must complete one of the following to meet the basic human research protections training requirement:

- CITI Basic HRP Course for Biomedical Investigators, or
- CITI Basic HRP Course for Social and Behavioral Investigators

Completion of one of these CITI tutorials. Is required for individuals (i.e., Lead Researcher, Co-Investigators, Research Personnel and Faculty Sponsors) who wish to engage in human subject research at UCI before submission of IRB documentation. Individuals may choose the course that best matches their research activities.

Need to verify your CITI training?

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How to Enroll in a UCI CITI Course

UCI students, staff, faculty and research personnel can log in to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) website using their UCINetID and password.

If you're new to the University and do not already have your UCInetID, you will need this to access CITI courses. To activate your UCInetID, you'll need an ID number first. New employees will get their ID number from their department's payroll coordinator, student applicants will be sent their ID number when they first apply to UCI.

After you have obtained a UCInetID, follow these step-by-step instructions to register for the relevant UCI required coursework.

What to Expect When Taking the Course

The Basic and Refresher Courses require approximately two hours to complete. The modules may be completed over multiple sessions. You must complete a module and the related quiz before you log out of a session. If you do not complete the module, you will be required to take it again.  The minimum "passing" score is 80% for a module within a course, for a course as a whole, and for individual modules taken outside a course. When your Grade Book gives you an option to print a "Completion Report," it means you passed the course. A running tally is compiled in the Grade Book. If you want to improve a score on a quiz, you may repeat the module and the quiz.  You can print or download a Course Completion Report as evidence of completion, and you can view or print your completion reports any time by logging into CITI.

 "Optional" Training that May be Required by Certain Funding Sponsors

CITI Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

Effective in 2017, NIH (NOT-OD-16-148) specified that investigators and clinical trial site staff who are responsible for the conduct, management and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials, should be trained in GCP.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also requires GCP  compliance for studies conducted under an investigational new drug application or investigational device exemption.

  • CITI provides the following GCP courses which may be required (please refer to your sponsor for applicability):
    • Good Clinical Practice (US FDA focus), and Refresher Course
    • GCP for Clinical Trials with Investigational Drugs and Biologics (ICH Focus), and a Refresher Course
    • GCP for Clinical Investigations of Device, and a Refresher Course
    • GCP - Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical research

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training for Social and Behavioral Research

In 2017, the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program project team recognized a critical need for training in applying GCP principles to social and behavioral research, when they published Best Practices in Social and Behavioral Research.

While CITI does not include a SBE GCP training course, the University of California Learning Center (UCLC) does, in the form of 9 video course modules

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Additional Recommended Learning

The Office for Human Research Protections, within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has developed educational videos on a variety of topics regarding the regulations for the protection of human subjects of research (45 CFR Part 46). Each video is approximately 20-25 minutes in length.

Request for Human Research Protections (HRP) In-Service Training

To request an HRP in-service training, please email the HRP Education and Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) at Please allow 4 weeks lead time so that we may try to accommodate the request as our calendars and workload permits.